Research and Development

The Nepal Library Association (NLA) maintains active Research and Development (R&D) wings dedicated to advancing library science, information management, and educational research within Nepal. These wings serve several important functions:

  1. Promotion of Research: The R&D wings of NLA actively promote and facilitate research related to library and information science. They encourage professionals and scholars to undertake studies that contribute to the development of libraries and information services in Nepal.
  2. Capacity Building: Through workshops, seminars, and training programs, the R&D wings enhance the research capabilities of library professionals and students. They provide guidance on research methodologies, literature review, data analysis, and publication ethics.
  3. Publication Support: NLA’s R&D wings support the dissemination of research findings through publications such as journals, conference proceedings, and reports. They encourage members to publish their research in both national and international forums.
  4. Collaboration and Networking: They foster collaborations with academic institutions, government agencies, and international library associations to promote joint research initiatives, knowledge sharing, and best practices in library management.
  5. Advocacy and Policy Influence: The R&D wings engage in advocacy efforts to influence policies related to libraries and information services in Nepal. They provide evidence-based recommendations to policymakers based on research findings.
  6. Innovation and Technology: Embracing innovation, the R&D wings explore emerging technologies and their applications in libraries. They conduct studies on digital libraries, information retrieval systems, and library automation to improve service delivery.

Overall, the Research and Development wings of the Nepal Library Association play a crucial role in advancing the field of library and information science in Nepal by promoting research excellence, fostering collaboration, and advocating for policies that enhance library services nationwide.